Thursday, December 16, 2010

Foodie Post - Today's Lunch Ghoulash

Foodie Post - Yesterday's Breakfast Cinnamon Buns

Top Chef All-Stars Ep 3 : New York's Finest

In the Elimination Challenge, the chefs cook in four of New York's finest restaurants.

In this week’s Quickfire, the cheftestants' cooking, speed, and accuracy with a knife are put to the test. The chefs compete in teams in a mise-en-place relay race to push a big red button starting a countdown clock for everyone else. In the Elimination Challenge, the chefs cook in four of New York's finest restaurants.


Lamb Carpaccio with Capers, Garlic, Reggiano & Salad with Artichoke
Antonia Lofaso, Casey Thompson, Jamie Lauren, Dale Levitski

Lamb with Garlic, Tandoori Spiced Yogurt, Slivers of Artichoke, Dill Salad
Fabio Viviani, Mike Isabella, Tifanny Derry, Angelo Sosa


Crispy Lamb Chop with Artichoke 3 Ways
Spike Medelsohn, Tre Wilcox, Richard Blais, Stephen Asprinio


Grilled Swordfish, Braised Artichoke, Mushroom Panna Cotta, Basil Oil
Tre Wilcox

Coconut Halibut "Scallop," Tapioca "Caviar" & Ginger-Carrot Emulsion
Casey Thompson

Pea Purée, Carrot Purée, Seared Scallop & Pickled Carrot
Antonia Lofaso

Vadouvan Lamb, Tzatziki, Pickled Red Onion & Anti Flatbread
Marcel Vigneron


Sunny Side Up Egg Dumpling, Braised Pork Belly, Milk Ramen with Bacon, Beef & Pork
Dale Talde

Pack your Knives & GO !!

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Movie NEWS - Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

After the low-energy trifle that was The Tourist, it's nice to be reminded that Johnny Depp is totally fun to watch, so long as the trifle is high-energy. The fourth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise arrives looking at least as over-the-top as the ones that came before it, and, even better, without the calming/deadening influence of Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley. This time around, Captain Jack Sparrow is on the hunt for the fountain of youth and has to contend with scary mermaids, Ian McShane's Blackbeard, and, inevitably, zombies on the way. Penélope Cruz and her adorable accent play the fiery Spanish lady love interest, and she and Depp make for the cutest pair of Bobbsey Twins in pirate drag you ever did see.

This article was stolen from The Vulture, swooped down and snatched it right from there beak !!

Movie NEWS - Jon Favreau Will Not Direct Iron Man 3

The poet Robert Browning once wrote that "a man in armor is his armor's slave." By that logic, director Jon Favreau is now a free man: Insiders tell Vulture that Favreau has just informed Marvel Studios that he won't direct a third Iron Man film.

It's unclear whether the impasse was financial or creative or both. One informed source hears that he was frustrated with Marvel's urge to stuff more of their in-house heroes into the next film in the wake of The Avengers. In a recent interview with MTV News, Favreau explained that based on his conversations with Marvel Studios executives, he had no clarity as to what a third Iron Man film would even be about. “In theory, Iron Man 3 is going to be a sequel or continuation of Thor, Hulk, Captain America and Avengers,” said Favreau at the time, “This whole world … I have no idea what it is. I don’t think they do either, from conversations I’ve had with those guys.”

Still other industry insiders look at Favreau's growing price tag and speculate that he was getting too expensive for the frugal Marvel and its equally cost-conscious parent company, Disney. In fact, one Hollywood player familiar with Marvel's playbook theorizes that the company had been pushing a confusing and packed vision of the third film as a tactic to provoke Favreau into leaving the project. Favreau, after all, is said to have received $10 million for the Iron Man sequel; it's unclear what he'd be seeking for a third film, but reps familiar with these sorts of gross participation deals tell Vulture that he likely would command $12 million to $15 million up front, plus a 15 percent percent of the gross after the film recouped. With star Robert Downey Jr. also participating in the gross (and so far it's a $1.2 billion global franchise), that's an enormous amount of cash headed out the door. Disney has got to be protective of their profits for an IM3: It bought Marvel for $4 billion in 2009, and then this October paid Paramount Pictures $115 million for the distribution rights to The Avengers and Iron Man 3 in order to reunite the titles with their parent company.

Regardless of why, we’re told that Marvel quietly began the process of finding a director to replace Favreau last night. But Marvel’s task is complicated by the fact that Downey Jr. has both contractually negotiated director approval and is currently the hottest leading man in Hollywood with first pick of dozens of "go" movies around town.

Favreau will be staying on the Disney lot, at least for now: His next project will be the studio's Magic Kingdom, about a family trapped in Disneyland and their magical encounters with all sorts of Disney attractions and rides. Marvel currently has no script for a third Iron Man, and while it has no plans to shoot the film until 2012 at the earliest, Marvel execs hope to put a director on the project to guide its development as soon as possible.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

FunKo Collection Update - Fink Chase

Funko NEWS - beetlejuice ... BeetleJuice .. BEETLEJUICE !!!!

FunKo Collection Update - Batman PEZ

Thank you Brian for the contests ..
and Keith for gifting it this AWESOME PEZ to me ..
Merry Christmas !!!

Funko NEWS - POP! Movies COMING SOON !!!

Funko NEWS - L@@K What Santa Brought Brian !!!

Look what SANTA brought me!
by Brian@Funko

Wow, I was looking at one of my office shelves and something seemed weird ...
was there an extra GRUESOME in my office?
Out of nowhere appeared a red, white and green holiday Gruesome..

Well, actually 12 appeared...

Maybe Santa was working some magic at Funko..

Anyways .. I am giving most of these away ..
so use this thread to send me a picture or story
of why you really NEED THIS HOLIDAY GRUESOME this X MAS ..

And I will reward the most deserving /creative etc ..

Boy .. am I lucky to have a famous celebrity lobbying for me ...
Thank You Larry the Rabbit ..!!